My ‘Right Royal Blog’ as I go Back To Nature, with HRH The Duchess of Cambridge on Blue Peter

It’s a ‘Right Royal Blog’ today, as I had the most incredible opportunity to film for Blue Peter with HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

Along with a group of home-ed kids, BP presenter, Lindsey, Catherine and I pond dipped, planted, built dens and chatted; here’s the ‘behind the scenes’ write up & photos, including a link to the clip.

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Back to nature at RHS Chelsea

I’ve been posting on social media all week about my visit to RHS Chelsea Flower Show and here’s a very quick wrap up.

 

 

I could write about perfect plants, sublime sculptures, lush landscaping and epic engineering, but for me there was a clear message at Chelsea….. ‘that gardening and being outdoors makes you feel great!.

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Filming for Blue Peter at Kew Botanical Gardens

Apologies I haven’t wrote in a while, I’ve been crazy busy, working hard and playing hard!

Anyway, on an absolutely gorgeous sunny day a few weeks ago, I visited Kew Botanical Gardens, where I filmed for Blue Peter; the clip is aired today, 9th May, on CBBC at 5.30pm!

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Keep calm and plant a seed !

I hope you enjoyed reading last week’s post about a greener garden and maybe you feel inspired to grow more of your own fruit, herbs and veg.

This week’s blog is based on what we’re planning to grow in our garden this year.

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Time to ‘shake some action’!

On Friday, I took part in a second school strike, where millions of young people from all over the world came together to protest about climate change.

Whilst the school strike aimed to draw attention to the effects of global warming and the fear we have as children for our future, the planet and its wildlife. I’m keen on what actions we can take as individuals, to help play our part and for me, there’s only one place I need to go….back to the garden!
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Youth Strike 4 Climate – ‘Cause Young ‘Uns are calling out and we live for our future!

It’s over a week since I took part in the Youth Strike 4 Climate and it’s taken me just as long to come down to earth. Let’s just say, I’ve been tired ever since!

That day was a turning point for me, a day that I will look back on and say I stood up for what I believe in, I was there and I did something about it.

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The winter weather has wiped me out !

I’ve had the dreaded winter bug this week and it totally wiped me out. All I can say is, thank heavens for Grandmas, books, scrabble and Dr Who on iPlayer!

Today though, I nipped outside to water my carnivorous plants and it was nice to feel a bit of sun on my face!

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